|By Robert Cohen Executive Director|
Is rbGH (rbST) safe for dairy cows?
Robert Cohen author of: MILK A-ZImagine your internal organs exploding from within. If you continue to enjoy dairy products, the picture I am about to paint for you will be hazardous to your psyche. During the approval process for rbGH, Monsanto's genetically engineered bovine growth hormone (now in America's cheese, ice cream, and milk), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) determined that growth hormone treatment was perfectly safe and painless for dairy cows. Both Monsanto and FDA claimed that rbGH injections were safe for dairy cows. Stolen internal confidential documents (published by the dairy industry newsletter MILKWEED) prove otherwise. Imagine an 1800 pound cow losing more than six percent of her body weight (over 100 pounds) during one year of milking. During that weight loss, what would you guess would be the effect on her body organs? Would the organs also shrink or remain the same size? Imagine that same new miracle diet for women, approved by FDA. All you have to do is receive an injection of growth hormones every two weeks as dairy cows do. You weigh 150 pounds at the beginning of your diet, and after one year weigh just 141 pounds. What do imagine would happen to your liver and heart? How about your adrenal gland or thyroid? How about a woman's ovaries? Would they remain the same size or shrink proportionally to her overall body mass? SHOCKING RESULTS While stressed dairy cows lost weight, their body organs grew enormously! Adrenal glands squirt adrenaline into a mammal's system during stressful events. This powerful chemical is responsible for the "fight or flight" response. Cows treated with low doses of rbGH lost an average of 90 pounds, but their adrenal glands grew by a factor of 21% over the control group (cows not treated with rbGH). The medium dose group experienced increases of 46%, while the high dosed group had adrenal growth of 51%. The thyroid gland is responsible for regulating metabolism. The low dose group experienced 7% growth increases. The medium dose group experienced a 17% increase, while the high dose group experienced a 61% increase over controls. Liver and heart weights increased by double-digit factors in the medium and high dose groups. Ovary weights increased in excess of twenty percent in all three groups. If FDA learned of these adverse effects in a human medicine, they would immediately remove that hazardous poison from the market place. This is dangerous, folks. To cows and humans. We drink their body fluids. We drink their hormones. Their adverse effects become ours. No biological effects? Here are the actual data: CONTROL LOW MEDIUM HIGH GROUP DOSE DOSE DOSE TOTAL WEIGHT 1591 lbs 1501 1509 1487 THYROID 1.24 ozs 1.33 1.45 2.00 LIVER 23.9 lbs 23.9 27.0 26.8 HEART 7.5 lbs 7.5 9.0 9.0 ADRENAL 1.15 ozs 1.39 1.68 1.73 KIDNEY 3.7 lbs 4.1 5.1 5.3 OVARY 0.82 ozs 0.99 1.07 1.10 I cannot forgive the scientists who saw the truth and urged approval of a treatment that allows the animals to live in pain for the sake of their company profits. I cannot forgive the government regulators who benefit by the revolving door policy created by pharmaceutical companies who hire regulators with high paying jobs that continues a rotten system. These regulators had to have seen the scientific evidence. What turned them deaf, dumb, and blind to the truth? I cannot forgive the dairy farmers who pretend to care for their animals, while administering dose after dose of internal pain. When man learns an evil truth, however painful that truth may be, he loses his innocence and is no longer naive. There is just one single moment of truth when that educated man steps over his threshold, separating all that is good from all that is evil. Once over the line separating the ethical from the non-ethical, there is no recapturing one's dignity. The innocent animals continue to explode from within from man's biotechnically induced torture treatments.
Executive Director (email@example.com)
Dairy Education Board
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